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    Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

There was a lot to choose from among Saturday's Noise Pop 2013 festivities. So thank the gods of psych-pop that I ended up in front of DIIV's second consecutive [...]

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    Review & Photos: XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, & DJ Dials @ DNA Lounge, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, & DJ Dials @ DNA Lounge, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The faint smell of reefer already began to permeate the DNA Lounge as local beatmaker Nanosaur took the stage at 10pm, opening an event featuring Teebs and headliner XXYYXX [...]

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    Review & Photos: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, & G. Green @ The Knockout, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, & G. Green @ The Knockout, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Fuzz (Photo: Jason Shane)

In what should be remembered as one of highlights of this year's installment of Noise Pop, OBN IIIs and Fuzz – the latest brainchild of SF-wunderkind [...]

By |March 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, & G. Green @ The Knockout, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
  • Noise Pop 2013 - The Thermals @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 - photo by Jackie Andrews
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    Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Friday’s Noise Pop show at The Rickshaw did not disappoint. From the angular math rock of EV Kain to the Sunny, crystalline pop of The SHE'S, this lineup fell [...]

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    Review: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs @ Great American Music Hall, 2/28/2013 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs @ Great American Music Hall, 2/28/2013 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photo courtesy: Mike Rosati Photography

Day three of Noise Pop 2013 brought a varied lineup to the Great American Music Hall, where dance punk outfits The Yellow Dogs and !!! [...]

By |March 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs @ Great American Music Hall, 2/28/2013 (Noise Pop 2013)
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    Review & Photos: Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Föllakzoid, AAN @ Hemlock Tavern, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Föllakzoid, AAN @ Hemlock Tavern, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The Hemlock seems an unlikely venue for Noise Pop. The oversized cutesy animated Noise Pop banner looked out of place behind the tiny stage in the dingy nethers of [...]

By |March 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Föllakzoid, AAN @ Hemlock Tavern, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
  • Noise Pop 2013: Permanent Ruin @ Rickshaw Stop - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

It's not always clear which part of Noise or Pop you're going to encounter for any specific show — or frankly, whether the festival has [...]

By |March 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
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    Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The Lovely Bad Things are SICK! No, really they have some kind of flu or something. The drummer was particularly sweaty but it didn't seem to slow him [...]

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  • Noise Pop: Ramona Falls - 2/28/13 - photo by Charlie Homo
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    Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Charlie Homo

I've had the distinct pleasure of catching Social Studies two years in a row at Noise Pop: I saw them open for Wye Oak last year, [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2013: Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) - Brick & Mortar - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Noise Pop 2013 kicked off with an easy going show at Brick & Mortar on Tuesday night. Although I only caught their last three songs, [...]

By |February 28, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Enslaved, Pallbearer @ Slim's, 2/9/13

Pallbearer (Photo: Mike G./Mark Pantoja)

Pallbearer had one of the best—if not the best—metal releases of 2012 with Sorrow and Extinction. The album clocks in at around 50 minutes despite [...]

By |February 13, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Enslaved, Pallbearer @ Slim's, 2/9/13
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    Review & Photos: Aaron Bennett's Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra; Musician's Union Hall, 2/10/13

Review & Photos: Aaron Bennett's Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra; Musician's Union Hall, 2/10/13

The Outside Presents musicians' collective has for several years been quietly acting as one of the city's sole promoters of experimental music: jazz; electronic; and otherwise. They run two [...]

By |February 12, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Aaron Bennett's Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra; Musician's Union Hall, 2/10/13